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American Literature Association Annual Conference

HAWTHORNE 200: TEACHERS’ SEMINAR & LUNCH/DISCUSSION

PDP's will be awarded for participation in this seminar
Friday, June 25, 2004 12:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, MA
Sponsored by Minute Man National Historical Park

“Children possess an unestimated sensibility to whatever is deep or high,
in imagination or feeling, . . . .
It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilders them.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Preface to A Wonder Book, 1851

This two hour session for teachers will provide teachers with an opportunity to explore and discuss proven and potential ways to incorporate Hawthorne into today’s secondary school literature and history instruction and make Hawthorne relevant to students in the 21st century.

PANEL – “How to Make Hawthorne Relevant to Today’s Students”

Panelists:
Terri Whitney
David Donavel
Jane Sciacca
Gary Schmidt

INSTRUCTIONAL OUTCOMES
1. To gain insight into Nathaniel Hawthorne's role in the creation of American Literature
2. To appreciate Hawthorne's unique contributions to American [world] Literature
3. To explore and examine some of the principles that guided Hawthorne's life and writings
4. To identify aspects of Hawthorne's writings that are relevant to 21st century secondary school students
5. To exchange ideas and techniques for teaching Hawthorne to students

READING LIST
June 25, 2004
TWICE TOLD TALES (1837)

"The Gentle Boy" (1832)
"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (1837)
"David Swan" (1837)

MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE (1846)

“Young Goodman Brown”(1846)*
"The Ambitious Guest"(1842)
"Earth's Holocaust" (1846)
"Egotism; or, The Bosom Serpent" (1846)
"Fire-Worship" (1846)
"The Artist of the Beautiful" (1846)*
"The Celestial Railroad" (1846)
"Rappaccini's Daughter" (1846)*

THE SNOW IMAGE, AND OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES (1852)

"The Canterbury Pilgrims" (1852)
"The Devil in Manuscript" (1852)
"Ethan Brand" (1852)
"The Great Stone Face" (1852)

“The Custom-House” Introductory to The Scarlet Letter*

All of these short stories may be found in Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tales and Sketches, The Library of America Series. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 1982. ISBN: 0-940450-03-8

Hoeltje, Hubert H. Inward Sky: The Mind And Heart of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Durham: Duke University Press, 1962. Chapters 6-7, 9, 12-13.

Mellow, James R. Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8018-5900-X.

Myerson, Joel Selected Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press. 2003. ISBN: 8142-5093-9.

Reynolds, Larry Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne. New York: Oxford University Press. 2001. ISBN: 0-19-512414-6.

Recommended Websites

Nathaniel Hawthorne Website, Eldritch Press: http://www.eldritchpress.org/nh/hawthorne.html
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Website: http://asweb.artsci.uc.edu/English/HawthorneSociety/nh.html
Hawthorne Community Association, Raymond, Maine: http://www.pivot.net/~hawthorne/index.html
Yesterdays with Authors by James T. Fields: http://www.eldritchpress.org/nh/ywa3d.html
Minute Man National Historical Park, The Wayside: http://www.nps.gov/mima/wayside/
North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA 01923-0840: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/

For more information please contact:
Robert Derry, Park Ranger, (978) 369-6993 x 29, e-mail: bob_derry@nps.gov


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